On Anxiety

In Philosophy, Self Improvement, Short Thoughts, Stoicism

Normally, I am quite good in dealing with upcoming future events. Things like large proposals at work, deadlines for big decisions, and so on.

However, lately I’ve noticed that for some of the really important events in my life, I almost tend to shut down a week or two beforehand and not be able to lead a normal life until the events comes to pass.

I reviewed this type of behaviour, and I came to the conclusion that it is borne out of a misunderstanding of how life works, and what we control.

In a nutshell: everyday is the most important day of your life, because it is your life.

There are so many forces at play that dramatically change the course of our lives, and most of the time we are not even aware of them, and they are completely chance based.

So that upcoming event, while still important, is only one of thousands of factors that will affect your future.